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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Imperial India Pale Ale #500Imperial India Pale Ale #500

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88
very good

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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Norway

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brendan13 on 09-10-2010

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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 68
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4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blameo
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dgilks
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark mahogany colour with a fluffy light tan head. Head retention could be a bit better.

Rich and nutty malt aroma with a piney, citrussy hop aroma. There's a strong ripe tropical fruit note as well.

Beautifully balanced malt and hop character with dark, lucious malt playing against fruity, piney hops. Nice, solid bitterness in the background.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A luscious, full flavoured IIPA in the European style which has a bit of malt to it. A great celebration beer for this brewery's 500th brew.

Photo of boddhitree
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Braukunstlive 2014 in Munich, Germany. It tasted really fresh, considering they must have flown in or drove down from Norway....another WOW beer: a huge IPA, full of all kinds of fruity flavors, but it was also very alcoholicy, which in my book means it needs more lager time.

Photo of rarbring
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clouded dark amber beer with an off-white head leaving good lacing and curtains.

The smell is earthy, dust, some honey sweetness, but mainly hoppy grassy tones.

The taste is initially sweet, toffee and caramel, then some porridge with honey, bitter oranges, a sherry nuance, and of course an abundance of hops!

Medium carbonation, soft and dry.

A really, really nice DIPA.

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bottle declares it to be the 500th batch brewed. The beer looks unlike any IPA I've ever seen. It looks like apple cider. It's got that brown hazy color to it. Looks a little thick, good head that leaves some great lacing. Very nice

S: Sweet, a lot of alcohol, not so much floral as the average IPA. Cloves... allspice.. pretty interesting.

T: Verrry interesting. Starts much like an old ale with a sharp alcohol and oaky backbone. The finish though is where the IPA really comes through. Some good hops on the finish. I dare so too many powerful flavors. They all hit very well but it seems like theres just big alcohol, big barley, then a good hit of hops. Not really any subtitles.

M: Mouthfeel is thick and bitter and alcoholy. A little too much bite at the end.

Definitely not what I was expecting. Drinks more like an old ale than an IPA but either way it's still pretty good. Certainly unique and worth checking out. Probably a good idea to split a bottle of this bad boy as it's pretty intense.

Photo of Mar02x
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one at the Borefest beer festival 2011.

A - Had a amber/orange color and a white lasting head. Very good lacing.

S - A strong aroma of hops, pine, and citrus fruits.

T - Almost the same as the smell gave away. Taste of hops up front, with a definite piney taste in the finish.

M - Not so much carbonation and a surprisingly smooth finish.

O - A very good beer, to my opinion the third best beer at the festival. Definitely worth buying as we did straight away in de Molen shop.

Yesteday I tried the Bottled version (friday 23th of december 2011), yes it was the bottle I bought in de Molen shop.
A4 - the color was deep brown this time with swirls of red in it. Also was there a decent light beige head. It retracted slowly though until a decent layer.

S4.5 - I would say the smell did come out a bit stronger and more fruity.

T4 - You can taste it is not that fresh anymore, nevertheless the taste is great. Medium sweet, hops, pine and fruits and some kind of a honey feeling/taste.

M4.5 - A creamy, soft carbonated liquid that gives a real pleasant feeling in my mouth.

O4 - I think the tap version was slightly better. Freshness does pay off on IPA's.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rostencrantz
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of KeeganRohovich
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mungus
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of anders
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of buckywarren
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of corby112
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color that's completely opaque with faint golden orange edges and a two finger, yellowish-beige head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral aroma with a nice balance of earthy and fruity hop notes countered by a sweet malt presence. Slightly grassy with subtle pine needle and onion like character along with a prominent citrus/tropical fruit presence. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit and orange followed by sweet caramel malts, spicy rye, toffee and biscuit.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with an earthy hop presence up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and spicy rye into a dry finish. There's some resinous pine needle and onion like flavor that provides a decent amount of bitterness that's nicely countered by tons of juicy mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orange marmalade sweetness. Underneath, there's a substantial malt presence that provides more complexity and balance without hindering the hop character. Hints of toffe, caramel, bread, biscuit and a touch of spicy rye toward the back of palate. That subtle rye presence is a pleasant surprise, giving this already complex beer another layer just before the finish. The high ABV is nearly invisible with only the slightest bit of heat making this tasty beer dangerously drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dansmcd
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Sail and Anchor, Fremantle, Western Australia.

A - Dark brown-amber colour with a foamy pale tan head which receded back to a thin collar within about 60 seconds. Spots of lace.

S - Sweet thick rich honey, earthy hops. Very rich.

T - Heavy sweet malt profile supports, without overpowering the hop presence and bitterness (60 IBUs). Full flavoured in the more European fashion of double IPAs.

M - Slick and syrupy, well carbonated.

O - World class double IPA. The balance is slightly on the sweet side but it doesnt detract from the fact that this is a super tasty and well crafted beer.

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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.